BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany College will welcome science-oriented juniors and seniors from area high schools to campus on Nov. 9 for Science Day 2007. Students will have the opportunity to observe several classes and demonstrations by faculty and also tour the Bethany College campus.

The event is a cooperative venture of the Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics and Psychology Departments at the College. It was planned by freshman Kalon Scholar, Lindsay Sobotka of Weirton with help from Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Dr. Daniel J. Phillips.

Students will be greeted by Bethany College President G.T. “Buck” Smith, Sobotka and Phillips. The visitors will then tour the campus and departments of their particular interest under the guidance of current Bethany College students from each department. After the tour, the visitors will be taken to see live classroom instruction and faculty demonstrations in their chosen majors.

Science Day 2007 concludes with lunch at the Bethany College cafeteria where representatives from the Office of Admission will be available for questions. 

Departmental representatives for Science Day 2007 are:

  • Biology: Dr. Albert J. Buckelew, Dr. William T. Hicks
  • Chemistry/Biochemistry: Dr. Robert A. Paysen, Dr. Daniel J. Phillips
  • Mathematics/Computer Science: Dr. Mary Ellen Komorowski, Prof. Adam C. Fletcher
  • Physics: Dr. Majid A. Sawtarie, Dr. Robert S. Spangler Jr.
  • Psychology: Dr. Katrina L. Cooper
Sobotka, the daughter of Jerry and Nancy Sobotka of Weirton, is a Weir High graduate majoring in Biochemistry at Bethany College.